Some great Kingsley subjects have been offered in this past semester, among them has been Mentoring Leaders (Major). Simon Damen (Salvation Army) joined the class as a guest lecturer, experienced mentor and all-round great guy. Simon was able to coach us on the skills and spirit needed of a great mentor. Students from across the country connected via web conference and now have the task of putting their knowledge and skills into practice by mentoring others- now (for assessment), and for the years to come (because they are passionate about mentoring).
District conferences this year saw the ordination of Daryl Walker, David Eco and Jonathan Cole. It is exciting to see how the college had a small part to play in equipping these ordinands to follow their calling.
As a college, we are as passionate about equipping lay men and women for their ministry as we are about providing training to ordination. As God calls men and women into leadership in His church it is exciting to celebrate and pray for God’s blessing on the ministry of those ordained into His service.
I, as principal of the college, have had a busy few weeks travelling to all four conferences. But the time spent with Kingsley trainers, Kingsley students, pastors and potential students has been valuable. The college works well because of the great team of trainers who invest their lives into others. In the next few weeks we will welcome even more trainers into that team- that means more men and women will be equipped and gain the skills they need to better serve their Lord. That’s good news in anyone’s language!